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The Delta Force (1986)

When the terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athenas with 144 passengers and crew, they use a grenade to force Captain Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of ... See full summary »

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Ben Kaplan
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Harry Goldman
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Abdul
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Sylvia Goldman
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Father O'Malley
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Bobby
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When the terrorists Abdul Rafai and Mustafa hijack a Boeing 707 in Athenas with 144 passengers and crew, they use a grenade to force Captain Campbell to fly to Beirut, Lebanon, instead of to Rome and New York. Meanwhile the Delta Force commanded by Colonel Nick Alexander and Major McCoy are assigned to resolve the situation. Abdul and Mustafa separate the Jewish and Marine passengers and they are transported to Beirut, while twelve other terrorists embark on board. Then they fly to Algiers, where the women and children are released. McCoy and the Delta Force team are prepared to attack the plane when Alexander learns that there are now fourteen terrorists on board and not only two, and he aborts the mission. Abdul kills a Marine and returns to Beirut with the male passengers on board. Now the Delta Force needs to act in two locations crowded of terrorists to release the hostages. Will they succeed? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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They don't negotiate with terrorists... they blow them away! See more »


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14 February 1986 (USA)  »

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Delta Force  »

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$17,005,599 (USA)
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Trivia

The film cast includes four Oscar winners: Lee Marvin, Martin Balsam, Shelley Winters and George Kennedy; and three Oscar nominees: Robert Forster, Robert Vaughn and Liam Neeson. See more »

Goofs

Major McCoy is in pursuit of the 2 jeeps with terrorists that directly facing the ATW airliner which is taxiing for takeoff. Major McCoy blows up these two jeeps of terrorists which is directly in front of the airliner as it is moving down the runway. In the next shot, Major McCoy is climbing on the ATW airliner, and the two jeeps have completely disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Jaffer: Here are some blankets for the night.
Capt. Campbell: How about some beds?
Jaffer: You don't need beds, you're gonna die tomorrow.
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Referenced in Hard Target 2 (2016) See more »

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Good B-Movie Action
10 November 2002 | by (Honolulu,Hawaii) – See all my reviews

Good B-movie action about 1980's Palestinian Terrorists versus the U.S. Delta Force.Delivers everything expected as long as it is clear that the production is not going to be as grand as STAR WARS. The acting and script/screeplay could have been better.But the action/suspense scenes were energetic and exciting.Had a very TV movie feeling to the production style.The only scene that was really done very poorly was the Volkswagen car chase/shooting scene.Only for Patriotic U.S. war action movie fans and big fans of the lead actors.....


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